Uber will begin their autonomous driving program again this August, according to recent reports. Uber stated they plan to keep on testing their self-driving systems in San Francisco and Pittsburgh while focusing heavily on safety.
In March this year, the company was embroiled in a fatal self-driving car crash in Arizona which resulted in the suspension of Uber’s ability to test and operate autonomous vehicles in the state. During the incident, it was reported that the standard collision-avoidance system in the Volvo XC90 was disabled.
For the recommencement of the program, Uber will implement 16 safety protocols made by an internal team that “reviewed Uber’s operations after the accident.” Among the changes include an emergency braking system to help prevent or mitigate collisions should there be a problem with the car’s autonomous driving system.
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